Editing and publishing Light is an all-volunteer effort, but our costs add up—including web hosting, government fees, domain fees, and membership in an online submissions system. Plus, we aim to organize as many light-verse events as possible and even (gasp) put out an old-school, on-paper “best of” edition now and then. (The first one’s in the works!)

To help keep Light burning bright, we hope you’ll consider making a tax-deductible donation*. As a token of thanks, for a donation of $35 or more, we’ll send you a snazzy metal Light bookmark, just the thing to hold your place in something hilarious. For $55 or more, we’ll send either a fat Light notebook, suitable for your middle-of-the-night ravings inspirations, or a copy of the rib-tickling anthology Kiss and Part, edited by Gail White,  published by Max Gutmann, and featuring verse by many of  your favorite funny poets. For $80, we’ll send the bookmark and book or notepad. For $125 and up? We’ll gladly send all three.

Two ways to donate:

1. Click the PayPal button below:

2. Write a tax-deductible check to The Foundation for Light Verse, Inc. (the 501c3 nonprofit that publishes Light) and mail it to…

The Foundation for Light Verse, Inc.
500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.
CPU Box 274499
Rochester, NY 14627

Thanks! And remember…

$1 helps one person giggle for a day.
$100 keeps a family of four guffawing all month.
$1000 makes an entire village pee in its pants.

* From our accountant: “To claim an income tax deduction for your charitable contribution, you (the donor) are required to obtain and keep a bank record or a written communication from the Foundation for Light Verse as a record of the contribution.” (PayPal sends a message to each donor, which acts as a receipt.)